By John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee,Richard Pankhurst
What all started as Portugal’s venture to find an unknown global quickly turned a quest to discover Prester John, the mythical Christian priest/king presumed to be dwelling at the some distance part of Islam. In an try to shape a Christian army alliance, the quest was once either concluded and, in a way, initiated through explorer Pêro da Covilhã in 1493 together with his overland trip to the Highland courtroom of Emperor Eskendar. This was once instrumental in constructing a string of ties among the 2 international locations – diplomatic, army, non secular, cultural and (most long-lasting of all) architectural – nearly 3 a long time prior to Portugal’s diplomatic undertaking of 1520.
The interesting tale inside the stones can but be noticeable within the Portuguese and “Gondarine” ruins that dot the Gojjam and Lake Tana areas; they proceed to steer today’s Highland architectural layout. Hespeler-Boultbee examines over thirty varied websites, a lot of that are distant and infrequently visited. absolutely illustrated with color images and drawings.
About the Author:
J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee is an paintings & Architectural Historian and affiliate of the Institute of Ethiopian reports, Addis Ababa college. He lived for twenty-five years in Portugal, in the course of that point making numerous forays into the Ethiopian Highlands on behalf of the dep. of background and CIDEHUS (Centro de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Ciências Humanas e Sociais), the learn and improvement institute on the collage of Évora. For the 2 12 months interval, 2007-2009, he lived in and performed study from Bahir Dar on Lake Tana, Ethiopia, within which time he discovered his old conclusions have been at substantial variance with colleagues within the heritage division at Bahir Dar college – disagreements that have triggered the revisions resulting in this present up-to-date and revised variation of a narrative in Stones.
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A Story in Stones: Portugal’s Influence on Culture and Architecture in the Highlands of Ethiopia 1493-1634 (Updated & Revised 2nd Edition) by John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee,Richard Pankhurst